Today's Astrology Forecast | Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - group responsibilities, important information, an opportunity to shine/celebrate, fun with kids, a new focus vs old work, a change of plans or lack of resources/self-esteem

At 2:33AM EDT, last night, the Moon moved into fiery Leo - now we are nurtured through and our attention can turn to our collective Leo themes (also your Leo natal house theme as the Moon makes a quick trip through this house) - creative projects, romance, children, fun, our heart, heart-centered pursuits, a need to step into the spotlight. The Moon is answering to the Sun now and we are looking for a way to SHINE.

Our lunar days in Leo are not what they were with Saturn in Cappy, because now with Big Daddy in Aquarius (Leo's polarity sign), before we even wake-up (5:42AM EDT),  the Moon runs into an opposition with this energy - authority/limits/the rules. Now Saturn is retrograde, so this probably isn't a new situation, but already there is rain on our parade. In Leo, we want to be our regal, personal best and here is some kind of group-think/group or goals that bring us into connection with other people/tech thing/future thing - something is HOLDING US UP. Requiring something of us that dulls our shine/slows our roll. You get the idea.

(we woke in the United States to a headline about Trump - Leo rising/the king, and his "war" on masks - a "group responsibility" situation - which is really just the media stirring a pot that is already boiling over, but you can see the energetic behind this).

Now, keep in mind, lunar aspects are fleeting. The press will be on to something else and so will we.

Also keep in mind with this "mask controversy" the need with our North Node in Gemini to bring all ideas/ways of thinking/voices to the table now. You may think a mask is needed. Someone else, take a Fox news viewer, for example, who isn't afraid of this virus, doesn't (because much of our fear is absorbed through language now, so a Fox viewer doesn't fear the virus in the same way a CNN viewer doesn't fear an immigrant). We know through the astrology we don't need to impose our beliefs on each other now - those beliefs are South Node/been there done that. This is about everyone having a voice - think about the mask and the symbolism of OUR VOICES. We need people to be able to act without fear, even when we don't agree with them. Or maybe I should say we need people who fear different things, since this "fear" crisis is the real epidemic! Chiron is in Aries - the sign of ourselves/our independence - we aren't really depending on someone else to take care of us/keep us safe, even if it looks like we are through those different distorted lens we are all looking through.

The BIG news today is probably this Month's Waxing Sextile - Leo/Gemini - and a retrograde Jupiter inconjunct Vesta.

At 3:02PM EDT the waxing Moon (in Leo) sextiles the Gemini Sun at 6 degrees. Whatever this is for us, it should FEEL GOOD. Here is an opportunity to shine/celebrate something we have created. Have fun with a child. We could hear/announce IMPORTANT INFORMATION. It's time to talk/write about what you love.

At the same time a retrograde Jupiter has backed into an inconjunct with Vesta - that sacred focus/thing that keeps us up at night - we talked about yesterday. This is a  rock and a hard place. An incompatibility between that "focus" and the re-do/second look we are going through with our career/goals/beliefs. We kind of have to work both sides of this and it won't be totally comfortable.

At 5:33PM EDT the Leo Moon moves into an awkward square with Uranus (in Taurus). Now something with our money/values/resources/self-esteem or maybe something that just seems to come out of nowhere creates tension/frustration with that crown we are wearing/fun we want to have. Maybe it becomes evident we don't have enough money/resources right now. Or enough self-esteem! Maybe we were planning this fun thing and something comes up and our plans need to change. These are fixed signs, so no one wants to adjust, but adjust we must.

Looking ahead to tomorrow - the Moon will go void at 9:30AM and be void until the next day. So, whatever comes up TOMORROW keep in mind the Leo Moon's need for drama and the void's inevitability that "nothing will come of it".

Plan for PLAY.

xo all

photo by the talented Lady-Tori

Today's astrology forecast | Tuesday, may 26th, 2020 - talk about it, focusing on what really matters, opposing conventional wisdom, cleaning up the mess, emotional challenges

I think we are going to have to go with dailies this week.

This is our last week before we are launched into a long and POWERFUL Eclipse season that changes everything yet again. 

Today, the Moon continues her journey through her home-girl sign of Cancer - home, family, real estate, renovations, home business, family business, mothers, mothering. Tonight is more emotional/challenging as she is opposed by a retrograde Pluto at 5:03PM EDT (authority, power themes, maybe home vs career, something that might feel like a life and death urgency, nostalgia) and then goes void at 9:06PM EDT off an opposition to a retrograde Jupiter.

This is our first lunar journey through Cancer (every month for a couple days) without the North Node here in 18 months, so we could be feeling the need to adjust to that - losing that "guiding star" energy in this area of our life. Something here could feel to be losing its urgency. Whether this feels like a relief (because the North Node is always a challenge) or a loss depends on how we are responding/reacting to this.

There is big news for our relationships now as Juno, our marriage/commitment asteroid, trines the Sun - easy, open communications within partnerships! - and stations direct at 5 degrees Libra.

She has been retrograde since February 8th highlighting relationship imbalances and the power dynamics within our committed/contracted relationships, both personal and professional.

What's fair? What's needs adjustment/compromise? Have we been looking the other way in an attempt to hold something together?

By August 24, 2020, Juno will be back where she started on February 8th (21 degrees Libra) and Libra's ruler Venus will be about a month out of her own retrograde shadow (July 29th) - these relationship one step forward/two step backs will be in our rear-view mirror one way or the other!

Mercury, flying through Gemini, meets up with Vesta at 26 degrees as they oppose the Galactic Center.

Vesta (our sacred focus/dedication) has been moving through Gemini (the sign of duality/polarity/two sides of the coin) side-by-side with Hygei, "the wash-your-hands, sneeze into your elbow, practice good self-care" asteroid and now Vesta has moved on a bit from that, our focus widening - and here comes Mercury with some news/information - maybe another topic of conversation that becomes very important.

We could also find ourselves obsessing over something someone has said to us or maybe we are obsessed with proving our point! For some people Mercury will be about a sibling, local community or transportation situation and that will be our focus right now.

Mercury/Vesta can be limiting as our focus/dedication narrows and in Gemini could involve the need to choose between two things or the addition of another important thing to focus on. Either way it allows us to focus in on what really matters to us.

As they meet, Mercury/Vesta are opposing the Galactic Center - our collective homing signal, heart of the heavens, the Sun behind the Sun.

Mercury moved through this area on December 27, 2019 when we were 'downloaded' new information/higher guidance - however strongly or subtly we would have felt this - we were in the Eclipse spin cycle then, so it's interesting we get to the opposition just as we are setting up for a new Eclipse cycle. This new focus, the Mercury/Vesta, is opposed by our 'higher guidance' now.

We can see this manifesting in our 3D world as our need to get out into the local community/get to the facts/information (something Gemini-themed) being 'opposed' by a higher authority, or, if you are in the United States, maybe vice-versa depending on what state you live in. Maybe we need to be slowed down/stopped for our higher good - the way a parent would work with a child who has gone too far or too fast. The child must reach these type of milestones, but the parent wouldn't be a parent without stepping in somehow. In your personal life this will be a Gemini/Sag house opposition evolving whatever themes you are carrying there. Note - this isn't like a Saturnian stop signal (the strict father kind of thing). This is maybe more like we haven't learned what we need to learn in order to move on - a more loving guidance based around our contracts here and our own free will.

The Juno/Sun and Mercury/Vesta indicate this is a good time to talk about an important relationship issue. The words can flow smoothly and move things forward one way or the other.

Tonight could be most testy, so keep this in mind.

Maybe we are making choices about what we are keeping and what we are getting rid of. The Cancer Moon (as us) can be feeling overwhelmed/emotional/nostalgic.

We are moving toward Mercury's meeting with the North Node on Thursday - moving forward by making choices/decisions and working with the facts/information and not our 'overly-hopeful' beliefs.

xo all

phoot by the amazing evenliu

Today's Astrology Forecast | Monday, May 25, 2020 - trying a different approach, flowing in a new direction, last week before Eclipse season changes everything again

We have come through the New Moon energy and now the Moon is in her home sign of Cancer. We are nurtured through and maybe our attention is focused on - home/family/real estate/renovations/mothering/home business/family business situations.

The Moon will sextile Uranus and trine Mars (late morning EDT), so uber supportive of the Mars/Uranus sextile, we'll talk about next, and pulling our Cancer house and home/family situations into the mix. There is flow and potential here. An ability to feel better.

Mars (in Pisces) sextiles Uranus (in Taurus). Pisces/Taurus sextiles are the magical/mystical energetic couplings that create from our imagination/the ethereal realms solid things we can touch/taste/take to the bank. Sextiles with earth and water are smooth and easy aspects - think about the ease with which mud/clay is made from the wet earth. Let yourself feel that.

This is good news, because with Mars in Pisces we can't push anyway, unless we want things just floating right on down the river away from us.

So things can fall into place here, with a little efforting on our part as long as we are turning toward something new/using a different approach.

Uranus wants us to take a risk/be ourselves and Mars in "go with the flow" Pisces can provide just enough anesthesia to make changes less painful even for the most fixed situations.  

So, maybe we are kind of gently floating outside our comfort zone here. 

Collectively this will be about our money/resources/values/self-esteem and artistic/spiritual/healing/romantic situations. Check your Pisces and Taurus house themes to connect more personal dots.

I hope to get the weekly up tonight - it will roll out something like:

MONDAY - Mars sextile Uranus
TUESDAY - Mercury conjunct Vesta, Mercury opposite Galactic Center, Juno stations direct in Libra
THURSDAY - Mercury conjunct the North Node, Mercury enters Cancer
FRIDAY - Sun sextile Chiron, First Quarter Moon Virgo/Gemini

This is our last week before we are launched into a long and POWERFUL Eclipse season that changes everything yet again. 

With so much Gemini this week - our words (and the words we are absorbing) are carrying alot of weight right now. They can be holding us up and maybe other people, too, or they can be weighing us down like rocks in our pockets.

We have multiple planets moving backward requiring us to review almost everything and Mercury (the God of information/communication) crossing the North Node and a World Axis Point - 0 degrees Cancer - this week (our collective attention on the same thing). Mercury will retrograde in Cancer in June and we have an Eclipse (the 2nd of three) on June 21-22nd at this same 0 degrees Cancer - so we are setting up a trigger point for those events this week, so it's important to pay attention.

All this Mercury means lots of information (not all of which will be true or accurate), communications, small steps not giant leaps. Doing things quickly, yes, in small steps that are thought out and backed by the facts we know/the information available.

Keep in mind May's ongoing Venus/Neptune square. Avoid self-sabotaging expenditures, delusional romances, addiction, escape.

And keep in mind always now that North Node in Gemini (our collective best path forward) - a need to explore the lost art of conversation/small talk, the need to bring all of us - yes, even the people we don't agree with - and all parts of ourselves to the table.

We are living through an incredible collective experience (one we chose to come here for); an experience we have been unconsciously choosing, so our unconscious choices are being brought to our attention as they are pushed to the EXTREME.

Social interaction online, commerce online, our fear of germs/viruses (for ourselves and these extensions of ourselves ie our electronics), too much time spent indoors, interacting only with the people who agree with us, the ways we medicate our discomfort, this could be a very long list - there is nothing new here, but now we get to see what life would be like when all of this is taken further and further.

Is this what we want?

Think about if maybe the way you are reacting to this virus is the way you react to everything.

Is there anything we can learn from thinking about this? Remember this is a time of questions.

The time of answers comes later. So, yes, we have to make some decisions during the time of questions - life has always been like this. This is just how it is. We have to trust our intuition - Mars is in Pisces now, intuitive action is the only action that will actually work.

Think small, fast steps in a different direction guided by your inner knowing.

xo all

photo by the talented Pandora Selezneva

A Saturday night mystery .... using astrology for another missing person's case

Here's another missing person mystery for all you astro-detectives out there.

A Facebook crime-solving group asked me to do another chart for them and although I had passed on a couple of their recent requests involving children (because the last one I did was just too horribly depressing) - I decided to take a look at this one about a missing wife and mother.

This is an ongoing case and I will keep the details as correct as I know them, but avoid the names involved to make this ungoogle-able for the privacy of the victim's family.

(the second chart, where I added their namesake asteroids does include their first names, or the asteroids closest to their names, but obviously won't be searchable)

The first chart is an event chart for the time of a 911 call placed by a neighbor.

He tells the police his neighbor's daughter has asked him to check on her mother who went on a bike ride and has not returned. It seems he drove around a bit and possibly found her bike about a mile from her home (or maybe the police found the bike, the info online is sketchy about this), but there is no sign of the missing woman, who we will call "S". He tells the police the woman's husband is away on business. There are two teenage daughters, but it's unclear if either is at the house when he calls.

(note this is all very recent - Sunday, Mother's Day and in the midst of this pandemic)

"S", the missing woman, is shown in this type of chart by the ascendant (rising sign) and the Moon.

The ascendant is Libra, so answering to Venus in the 8th house. The chart is already speaking of the potential that this woman is no longer alive; 8th house being the house of death, also this could point to a possible financial aspect with her death or with whatever happened to her. Libra ascendant signifies the victim is a woman - textbook Libra being someone with a delicate and attractive face, light or medium colored hair, cheerful, charming, slender - kind of a girl next door.

Photos of "S" show her to be very attractive and fit the profile pretty exactly, so I am thinking the time of the call - because 6:00 PM sounds too general and I was unsure of it - is probably accurate enough to work with.

The other planet in the 8th house with Venus is Mercury (and Venus is in the sign of Gemini, Mercury's sign). Mercury denotes communication and information, but also transportation and the local community/neighbors and at the time the call is made it is assumed she was riding a bicycle and the caller had been looking for a woman on a bicycle, so this all makes sense and connects. Venus is in Gemini (she was a schoolteacher/also business owner) so answering to Mercury who is in Taurus answering to Venus.

So we've got this kind of strong energetic loop to note here between the missing woman and the 7th house (partnerships, info about the perpetrator as well as the home of chaotic Uranus in this chart, break-ups) and 8th house (death/crime/secrets/sex/joint money and resources).

"S", the victim, is also shown by the Moon (as the signifier of what/who is lost) in this chart.

The Moon is in Capricorn - the sign of the Moon's detriment, showing "S" is not strong in this situation. The Moon is in the 3rd house (note this house also holds this year's infamous "time runs out" Pluto/Saturn conjunction).

The 3rd house is Gemini's house - so again speaking of communication, information, a conversation, transportation and also the local community. Maybe all this Gemini/Mercury we are seeing with her is indicating the combination of - the call to the police (remember this chart is a timestamp of that), a conversation/argument or discovery of information that leads to her being missing, her movement by either the bicycle or a car, her general nature as communicative/a teacher, maybe something having to do with Gemini's dualistic nature - the number two or two of something. Maybe even two people involved in what happened to her (?) or multiple victims. We know she had two daughters whose Mother's Days are ruined for the rest of their lives. .

The Moon in Capricorn is answering to Saturn in the 4th house of home/family/the person "in charge" of the home/father. Saturn is in Aquarius, so we could stop that loop right there between the 3rd and 4th houses if we use ancient rulerships (Saturn ruling Aquarius), but let's also add in Aquarius's modern ruler Uranus - sitting in Taurus in the 7th house of partnerships.

Let's take a look at the descendant - the perpetrator - we'll call him "B". Honestly, I am already thinking 'husband' as soon as I see the Libra/Aries axis, but also because these cases often involve husbands. The couple have been married 26 years and the ascendant/descendant is 26 degrees - almost as if it was always going to come to this if they didn't get off this path ... as if they had been on this path for 26 years (2+6=8 that 8th house of death and 2 being Venus's number and 6 being Mercury's - so that's interesting if you are a human-calculator numerology sleuth). Her bicycle was found .26 miles from her house.

The descendant is in Aries, so we know the perpetrator is a male. Immature, impulsive, angry. With Eris (Goddess of discord) right there (!), we can assume a very rash personality and that whatever happened to the victim from this man probably happened very quickly and maybe because he was feeling left out/left behind.

An Aries physicality is a male, youthful or a kind of youthful charm, light hair, kind of Arian features, quick to anger, easily bored, typically a strong, athletic build. This description - the textbook description of an Aries appearance (this isn't about Aries Sun signs) - fits photos of the husband of "S" rather precisely. Aries is a fire sign and he is a firefighter.

Aries is ruled by Mars, here in the 4th house (along with her Moon's dispositor Saturn), so I am thinking this person lives in her house and/or this event happened in their house or within the family. Mars is in Aquarius; a thinking/detached Mars. A Mars taking action to create greater freedom. So, although the perpetrator is a rash person, this could be something he has planned out to an extent or previously thought about doing or about how he would do it. And, of course, Mars here allows his anger/violence to be acted out in a detached manner. Mars is also the ancient ruler of Scorpio - here the 2nd house of money/resources, so this is somehow factored in with his actions.

With both malefic planets in the 4th house of home (!) and the Moon (S) and Mars (B) landing here and with Venus and Mars trining each other in this chart - we see these people, the victim and the perpetrator, knew each other and fit together and we see the potential for violence in this home/family.

A closer look at Venus and I am wondering if "S" is a Taurus or Libra or has Venus strong in her chart - we see Venus (S) is ruling the 8th and 12th houses of the chart - both houses of death/endings/past life stories/secrets. We can't see Juno here (the goddess of marriage) because I neglected to print her, but we know she is in Libra now, so would be standing all alone in that karmic 12th house. A past life or ancestral marriage story being acted out here.

Here's where we go off-road and make some educated/uneducated guesses!

Venus square Neptune is the BIG, most exact aspect. 

She is Venus, so the square/challenge is from that unfocused Piscean energy. Maybe he has been drinking. Neptune can also be a liar/cheater/someone operating behind her back. This can also show her being overly-idealistic, not seeing how dangerous her opponent is. Maybe all of the above. 

Maybe she has found out about another woman (that Venus in Gemini), so now here she might be telling him she wants a divorce (the Moon's trine to Uranus 3rd to 7th and that Moon in Cappy is serious - she is serious)

or maybe he is confronting her with the knowledge that she is planning to leave him because remember with the trine the energy is flowing both ways.

Maybe he is wanting to be away from her, too, because remember Mars (he is Mars) is in Aquarius - detached and needing freedom. 

Things get dangerous fast now because he is that Eris energy in fiery Aries/seeing red - feeling left behind/left out. 

So, although maybe he is wanting out, too (Mars at the end of that 4th house), he wants it with his reputation/status (Saturn in the 4th, too) and with his resources/money/maybe a different woman intact (that Uranus in Taurus answering to Venus in Gemini plus Mars ruling the 2nd house).

These cases sometimes involve another woman and Venus/Gemini makes me think of two women and with Mars in Aquarius it's possible he met another woman online or through a group/work situation. So, maybe he has thought about how to end his marriage, but what actually happens I think is fast and gets out of control and is not totally planned out. 

Mars isn't strong in Aquarius, although he is strongest in those last few Aquarian degrees as he is here and he is certainly stronger than she is during this event - Moon in detriment in Capricorn and that square to Neptune (maybe this even started when she was asleep the night before).

But he is not at the top of his game here either.

The Libra/Venus makes me think of damage to her throat and that Gemini the loss of her breath. But Eris/Aries could use a weapon. Whatever happened it was fast.

Now the husband's alibi, which I would assume the police are investigating, but are being tight-lipped about - is that he is conveniently out of town on business when this happens (have I said Sunday, Mother's Day, during a pandemic quarantine, yes I think I did?!). Even the bike ride may or may not have been a bike ride. It is unclear if anyone actually saw her on that bike or if this was some kind of 'buying time' tactic on the part of the husband to get his ass out of town. Remember Mercury, Gemini's ruler is the trickster. So, something about the chart - and remember this is a chart of the 911 call where the neighbor thinks the missing woman went on a bike ride - something about that could be a trick.

So, that Venus in Gemini could mean she was on a bike, but since the rest of the chart points home, maybe her body has traveled, but instead of a bike, maybe in a car, to her final resting place. It could be two different places are involved - maybe the house and then wherever she ends up. Likely not too far away since Gemini rules short distance travel and with both final dispositors in earth signs - almost certainly her body buried in/or on the ground somewhere. Ugh!

I believe her two teenage daughters were not living at the home - one in college and living in a house off-campus with roommates (so I guess she didn't come home when the school closed, because remember this is all happening during the quarantine, although I am unsure how strict it is where they live, probably much less strict than where I am), and the other daughter living with her boyfriend and his family, maybe this was some kind of compromise for her to be able to see him during the quarantine, I don't know. But this part isn't totally clear. Maybe they were home - the house was huge.

Whatever the reasons, this case made me think about all the families holed up out there and their need to come up for air!

Part II

So, one week after "S" is reported missing, her husband, who has not spoken publicly up to this point at all despite intense media coverage, posts a video on Facebook where he pleads (?) for his wife's safe return from the kidnappers.

It would seem to me a plea would be made for information since there hasn't been any ransom note/call, etc. I also noticed the large reward listed was for "her safe return" and not for information. Since he probably knows there will be no safe return, he can be pretty confident this reward money is safe from ever being collected. I am not going to link here to his Facebook post, although some armchair sleuthing on your part can probably find it. See what you make of the body language he uses with all the head shaking (no) as he says he wants her back. It is extremely hard to fake body language! And we have Mars (remember he was Mars in the earlier chart) squaring the Sun.

The second chart is for the exact time of his Facebook post.

(note - about 5000 of the 100,000 asteroids have been named and there happen to be asteroids with names very close or exact to "S" and "B", so I have added them here - they also synchronistically appeared in houses 8 and 12 - both death, endings, past life stories, secret houses - of the 911 call chart)

This chart is "B" making a public plea. The chart shows Leo rising, the ruler of Leo being the Sun - at the top of the chart in the 10th house of public life. So, this video is going to get out there/be seen by alot of people. Notice asteroid "B" in that 10th house - the husband himself going public - as well as Mercury (communication) and Venus (about a woman).

So, the Leo rising answers to the Sun in Taurus answering to Venus in Gemini answering to Mercury in Taurus and then back to Venus (I am really wondering if this woman is a Taurus. I wish had their birth info!) for another trip around. Everything there in that 10th house  the energy making a total closed loop on itself as if "B" is speaking to himself - which maybe he is!

The good news, although probably not for him, but working toward the supposed purpose of his video 'finding his missing wife' (remember the chart is about the publication of the video, not the husband) is the Sun is exactly trining a retrograde Jupiter in Capricorn (and also trining Pluto - death, power, secrets, truth). Capricorn is about authority and trines remove the brakes. This video was probably very telling to the investigators working on this case. Also this could indicate their need to go back over what "B" was doing hour by hour/day by day (the 6th house). I also think this indicates his daily movements are being watched by the police/FBI. With Jupiter in Cappy answering to Saturn in Aquarius it could be tips that come in from the public (Aquarius) that aid authority or technology that will help find this missing woman.

So, what else is happening in this chart?

Notice Venus ("S") is in EXACTLY the same place - 21 degrees Gemini - in BOTH charts! This isn't because Venus is standing still, it's because between the 911 call and the video posting she stationed retrograde and headed back where she had already been. Amazing.

She will be back here a third and final time on July 29th.

And Mars ("B") is squaring the ruler of this chart and he was trining the ruler of the first chart making me think "B" isn't really wanting/supporting this video, but that he did want that 911 call placed when it was!

We see the asteroid for "S" all alone in that 12th house of endings in Cancer - the sign of the Mother, her most important and cherished role. And Juno, the marriage and wife, all alone in Libra in the 2nd - that un-valued marriage :(

At 0 degrees Leo asteroid "S" in that 12th house is opposing that Saturn/authority (Jupiter's final dispositor), maybe her energy is slowing this all down (the investigation, etc) for reasons we can't see or know ....

When the Sun - ruler of this chart - reaches 0 degrees Leo, near the end of July - asteroid "S" will be at 21 degrees Leo, so exactly sextile the Venus ruler of the 911 call chart. This is also about the time when Venus will be back at 21 degrees Gemini for the third and final time.

If these chart timestamps are any indication, that should be an important period of time in this case.

Some astrologers use the 4th house of the chart - the house that represents the 'end of the day' - to determine an outcome time-frame and that would be autumn in this chart (Jupiter stations direct mid-September and that is also the time the husband's asteroid reaches the degree of the wife's asteroid in this chart) and the end of the day would be winter in the 911 call chart, but let's hope for something quicker than all that, for the family's sake!

When this case breaks open, I will pull a chart and connect it to both these charts and see what we can learn about time-frames to help us in the future.

This is all a learning process.

As to where her body might be - back to that first chart - the third house strikes me as very important - we not only have the Moon here ("S"), but Jupiter (Sag ruler), we have Venus (chart-ruler) in Gemini and Gemini is the natural ruler of the the 3rd house. We have Pluto here, the natural ruler of the 8th house of death and placement of that chart ruling Venus. The 3rd house's natural direction is north-east. The third house in this chart is ruled by Sagittarius, so Jupiter is the house ruler. Jupiter also rules the north-east direction. The chart is heavy Mercury and Mercury rules the north. And, using Mercury/Gemini to illuminate facts - the husband claimed to be away for business - the city is in a north-east direction. So, it would make sense for "S" to be north-east of her home. There are more exact techniques for location and mileage, but they haven't worked for me very precisely in other charts, and I am not as familiar with them, so I will leave it at that.

If someone in the Facebook group finds their birth info I will update this or when the case is solved or resolved.

I should add there are quite a few ways to look at these charts and the astrologer always looks through her own lens

(and hubs did just eat the last brownie/piece of chocolate in this entire house!),

so I could have gone off course early and run into a ditch somewhere! That's why it is best to do a chart in concert with the chart's owner for the most accurate interpretation!

xo all

Here are a couple other mysteries if you missed them - HERE and HERE

New Moon in Gemini | May 22, 2020 - casting a new spell, telling a different story, activating a karmic situation around love or money, being wise and practical with your resources and your heart, delusion and bullsh*t detector on please

On Friday, May 22, 2020 at 1:38PM EDT the Gemini Moon meets the Gemini Sun at 2 degrees giving us this month's New Moon; our annual New Moon in Gemini.

The Moon and Sun are together at the same degree. The skies are dark. Then as time moves on, the Moon becomes visible, a little more visible everyday.  

This is called waxing and this is the two weeks of the month when things are naturally growing.

The Gemini New Moon is ruled by the planet Mercury and collectively rules our 3rd house. Gemini reigns over - the flow of information, technology, communication, our mental processes, words, language, ideas, learning, teaching, writing, commerce, our local community, our neighbors, our siblings, our transportation.

This Moon is remarkably similar to our New Moon eight years ago - the Solar Eclipse of May 20, 2012 - an event so powerful it was pointed out by the ancient Mayans as the rare date the Earth, Sun, Moon and the Pleiades would align to create a portal for incredible TRANSFORMATION.

This was the beginning of the Mayan timetable that culminated with the "time runs out" ending of their calendar - December 21, 2012.

(interestingly it is this year's December 21st when Saturn meets Jupiter at 0 degrees Aquarius that restarts the world)

We talked about Venus retrograde's eight year cycle HERE.

Eight years ago we had the Moon/Sun at 0 degrees Gemini squaring Neptune (and asteroid Hygiea), Mercury conjunct Jupiter (ruler of the North Node) and Venus, retrograde at 23 degrees was trining Saturn. The North Node was in Sagittarius, the South Node was in Gemini.  

Today we have the Moon/Sun at 2 degrees Gemini trining Saturn, Mercury (ruler of the North Node) is conjunct Venus (and asteroid Hygiea) and Venus, retrograde at 20 degrees is squaring Neptune. The North Node is in Gemini. The South Node is in Sagittarius. The same players talking to each other from different places. Amazing, right?!

(an interesting, or maybe not, tidbit that I happen to know about singer Adele, random I know, from doing Adele's chart back in the day, no, not for Adele :) is that she has her Mercury (news, information) conjunct this New Moon and her Venus (beauty, self-esteem, love) conjunct this Venus, so now, and also, eight years ago she had this same alignment, except the nodes of fate were reversed back then - on this date eight years ago she was in the news for winning a bunch of Billboard Music Awards and now she is back in the news for losing a bunch of pounds - interesting, right? And BTW Adele was born with her Venus exactly conjunct Chiron - the wounded healer ... so likely she attracts experiences to heal wounds around valuing herself, her creative contribution and even her appearance in big, splashy public ways during these times.)

So, what does all this mean? For the rest of us, and, not just Adele?

Well, let's unpack the chart!

The Sun/Moon are trining Saturn and Pallas - both retrograde in Aquarius. Mercury, ruler of Gemini and so ruler of this lunation is in Gemini, too, exactly conjunct Venus and exactly squaring Neptune.

The trine to Saturn creates stability/practical and workable limits and speaks of the longevity, and responsibility encoded in what is started now. Maturity. Patience. The trine to Pallas speaks of a clear, detached focus. Pallas connects the dots and can see what is working and what isn't. Both Saturn and Pallas are retrograde. Neither got very far into Aquarius when they needed to back up. Something needs to be re-vised/re-viewed. Both these trines are waning, so this in our rear-view mirror. We have had to adjust to (Saturn) a change of boundaries/rules, a loss of structure and (Pallas) to a need to revise our strategy/our plans, our way forward.

The Sun and Moon are applying to a square to Mars - the Moon will get there today, the Sun not until June 6th. The Sun and Mars started a new cycle back on September 2, 2019, so this is their waxing square as that story plays out. This started in Virgo, and yes, September feels like a lifetime ago, but was really only a few months. Back then there was a need to do things right. To be careful and practical. To take care of our health and our work. Also to stay flexible because Virgo is a mutable sign.

Now, during this New Moon (and over the next two weeks) we meet an obstacle to whatever work was seeded back then. The Sun will be in Gemini and Mars in Pisces this time. This is tension/frustration that will require expression through action, but with Mars in drifting Pisces, direct action is unpredictable. So, again, we will need to stay flexible and make incremental adjustments as we go.

Squares with Pisces energies (the final sign) sometimes bring endings. Often the kind of endings where things just kind of drift away. Choices/decisions at the time of this square with Mars, could be driven by impatience. We can't do this, but we can do that, so let's do that even if it makes no sense/cents. At the New Moon, right now, we get the emotional impact of the Moon squaring Mars. Running in water/talking underwater. Buyer's regret. Passive-aggressive nonsense. Torn between what is practical and what we want .. but do we really want it. 

Asteroid Hygeia is still conjunct Vesta - this speaks of our continued need for safe/hygienic practices to guard what we value most. So we will continue to wash our hands (Gemini rules our hands). Also, we will want to think about - what we are thinking about/putting into our brain or saying to ourselves and other people. We can't feed ourselves a steady diet of bad news and expect to be healthy.

Mercury, ruler of this lunation and also in Gemini - where he/she is strong and at home is cuddled up to Venus (retrograde) and both are squaring Neptune.

Mercury is flying through Gemini and Venus is backing up here, taking her sweet time. Mercury meets up with her, brings her some news. Our thoughts can return to past relationships. The things we used to love. Communications from ex's - even people/unbalanced situations from past lives. Unfinished business via our relationships, resources, money, women, our Gemini natal house theme.

Mercury and Venus are exactly squaring Neptune.

Here's the pitfall.

With Neptune it will be hard to know what is real. Confusion. Rose-colored glasses. Things can be disappointing/not as they appear. People can over-promise and under-deliver. Anything that looks to good to be true, is too good to be true. There is something here we don't want to look at too closely and it is exactly the thing that will sabotage us/trip us up. We could overpay. Agree to something we later regret because things don't turn out the way we are expecting.

So, our New Moon start and this Venus/Gemini wanting will be challenged by illusions (something looking better than it actually is), lies, unrealistic ideals/dreams. The truth is hard to know because with Neptune something is always hidden. We aren't seeing/hearing the whole story right now!

Neptune also represents the virus - so we have this New Moon wanting this fresh start and there is this little fellow named corona getting in our way. We haven't risen from our sweaty deathbed sheets just yet.

Gemini is the sign of the twins/choices/decisions. So, there could also be two different relationships/two creative projects/two financial purchases/two deals that must be decided between and with the Sun and Moon squaring Neptune and trining Saturn -

we will want to CHOOSE THE MOST PRACTICAL, SOLID PATH. Well, maybe we won't want to. But the one that makes the most sense/cents will be the better choice - follow those trines to Saturn and Pallas. Keep in mind they are both retrograde in Aquarius, so are pointing toward us re-working something that is future-focused.

On the other hand and there are always two hands in Gemini - squares to Neptune may bring illusion and confusion, but they can also bring us intense creativity, compassion and intuition.

They can be a pathway to activation of past-life trigger points (what did we come here for/what did we promise to do?). Squares to Neptune are wake-up calls coaxing us to restructure our reality toward a higher purpose. Pray. Meditate. Ask your ancestors/your angels/your muses for their guidance through this.

Coming as part of a powerful New Moon this Neptunian contact is particularly important now. And keep in mind our connection to 2012.

What were you doing/thinking/believing around May-June 2012? Here is where our 2012 ascension energy really starts to connect to 2020.

And keep in mind the North Node is in Gemini, too, making this New Moon even more powerful and important! Set those intentions!

The next three Moons are eclipses, so for the next two weeks we will have more power in our own hands, to drive this train, than we are going to see for awhile - so where are we taking this thing? Somewhere warm and sunny? Who's with me? It's a brand new world baby even if we are still stuck in the house!


This is a great time for affirmations for Gemini themes - movement, flexibility, wit, communication, logic, social graces and ease, siblings, local issues, teaching/learning, mental anxiety, areas of life where you are seeing double or doing two things at once, our nervous system, hands, wrists, arms, shoulders and our lungs.

AFFIRMATION TIPS: get into a good frame of mind - always make affirmations from a  positive place (meaning both happy and certain) - write your affirmations down by hand in script, speak them out loud - then release your attention from them knowing that your intention is known.  

Know what you seek is seeking you (Rumi). Know these things are already yours.

xo all

Keep in mind with this powerful Mercury we are literally breathing life into our reality through our words now. Choose carefully. Pretend there is a reporter following you around recording everything you say. No babbling. No gossip. No verbal nonsense. Use serious language and note I don't mean harsh language. Critical words can push things teetering on the ledge right over the edge here. Splat.

Today's Astrology Forecast | Thursday, May 21, 2020 - the dark of the Moon, sliding back into our groove, new ideas/information. revising our plans, looking again with fresher/younger eyes

The Moon, exalted in Taurus, but also dark - reflecting a minimal of the Sun's light (good for flying under the radar, but not so good for making a big splash - keep this in mind now) - will sextile Neptune at 3:18PM EDT bringing us back into the flow/groove with our art, music, imagination, spirituality, especially as this stuff connects to our resources, self-esteem, income or values.

She will trine a retrograde Pluto late tonight (EDT) and then go void at 4:01AM EDT off a trine to Jupiter (also retrograde). Maybe something powerful cooking with our goals/authority figures/financial/intimacy/third party situations.

After a five hour void tomorrow morning she will move into Gemini, preparing for tomorrow's big New Moon that pulls us back to the Solar Eclipse of May 20, 2012.

We'll talk about that in a post later today.

We also have the Sun trining a retrograde Pallas (in Aquarius). Good for a light/maybe via new information or a conversation or idea to be shined on the plans/strategies we are re-working. Pallas connects the dots/sees what needs to be done and in detached Aquarius can get at it.

She is at the space Jupiter and Saturn will meet in December kicking off a new 20 year cycle, so Pallas - our wise warrior woman - starting a new cycle with the Sun here first matters. She is creating a trigger point. Something about now will connect us to then. Trines are smooth energy - we won't have to push/stress.

The Sun is in dualistic Gemini. There may be another way we hadn't thought of before or an idea/solution that pops into our head. We have to stay flexible.

Aquarius is fixed air, so Pallas (as us) has maybe been too sure of herself here. She (we) gets this breath of fresh/changeable air now at just the time she has turned around to re-think, re-vise, re-view something. Pallas, our strategic/warrior energy is ENERGIZED.

New facts/ideas can come to light. Maybe not through intimacy/or mind numbing research, but maybe even through the words of a child. Light conversations. Humor. New patterns. Communications can be illuminating, so reach out. Talk. Listen. Read. Write.

Again, as always for the next 18 months, the need to bring EVERYONE, AND EVERY PART OF OURSELVES, TO THE TABLE!

Back with that New Moon post.

xo all

photo by the talented nairafee